The new Financial Health Check is delivered by the Citizens Advice Network in Scotland and backed by the Scottish Government.
It aims to support low income families and older people to seek financial advice to maximise their income by ensuring that they are getting all the social security, grants and exemptions (council tax, energy) to which they are entitled. It also enables people to access support and impartial advice where they need to e.g. debt advice.
There are around half a million Scots not claiming all the support they are entitled to. But one call to the free phoneline on 0800 085 7145 is all it takes for families to find out what they are eligible for. Clients can also access the service face-face at any local bureau across Scotland.
The service is open to everyone, but is especially targeted at:
- One parent families
- Families which include a disabled adult or child
- Larger families
- Minority ethnic families
- Families with a child under one year old
- Families with the mother is under 25 years of age
- Older people and those approaching retirement
Find more information at https://www.cas.org.uk/spotlight/financial-health-checks or call 0800 085 7145.